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PBS
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm PDT
always been new jersey governor chris christie, and this man said that obama was doing an outstanding job. >> elections are right around the corner next week, and campaigns have resumed. it is a difficult question to ask, but who has actually profited from the situation? >> for mitt romney, it is a difficult situation because national disaster times are times when politics are supposed to be put aside, so campaigning too early might hurt him, but it is the only thing he can do because he does not have any form of public office. that is why the campaign is putting him back up to speed on wednesday. he already had a campaign stop. for president obama, it is exactly the contrary because every day he seems to be commander-in-chief is better for him where he can do something as a president. his campaign management is taking its time to put him back on the trail, but pundits agree that the whole situation probably helped president obama more than it helped mitt romney. to what extent is quite unclear still. >> thanks for joining us. we will have a report about the election campaign in a little
KCSMMHZ
Nov 1, 2012 2:30pm PDT
investors on the other. >> all right, our political correspondent. as always, thank you very much. >> u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger for the white house mitt romney are back on the campaign trail with just five days to go until the election. >> some observers think obama's chances for reelection on november 6 may have gotten a boost from his handling of that monster storm, sandy. on that front, the cleanup effort is facing a number of challenges. >> u.s. oil company shell has confirmed, for instance, that the storm triggered an oil spill on a new jersey refinery, which is partly owned by shell, off the coast of new york city. there was at least one piece of good news for new yorkers today. >> some of new york's vital subway lines are up and running, like here below times square, but many subway tunnels are still flooded, and it is still not clear when full-service will return. especially hard hit, the brooklyn and manhattan connections and the financial district. but normal life is slowly starting to return to new york. >> i walked about 5 miles in total yesterd
KCSMMHZ
Oct 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
already lost electricity. u.s. president barack obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have left. the wind was so strong it bent the metal on a crane at this construction site. city officials have shet down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sandbags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's very important. this will stop the water from going into the subway so we won't have a flood. >> irene last year didn't even look like this after it hit. >> forecasters say they expect the storm will pound a wide area for several days. and with just nine days to go before the u.s. presidential election, the hurricane is altering the schedule and strategies of the two main candidates. president barack obama was set to campaign in three key states on monday, but he cut his trip short and retur
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
heart of pennsylvania, i can assure you that obama was right to say how people cling to to their guns and religion. will that resonate in 2012? guest: that as a comment that has certainly stuck with a lot of pennsylvanian, particularly in the southwestern part, the more conservative democratic areas. the president made that statement in a san francisco fund-raiser in the midst of the democratic primary in pennsylvania in march and april, that primary in 2008. we six week period where there was literally nothing else going on in the campaign except the upcoming pennsylvania primary. that became a huge issue. what it does remind voters, particularly in the southwestern part of the state, of the president's position on guns. pennsylvania is a strong nra pro-gun state. it has been difficult for gun control advocates to get legislation through pennsylvania changing the gun laws here. i do not see any opportunity -- there is doubt we'll see change in the foreseeable future. i do not know that that is a decisive comment, but it lingers on as a problem for the president. in parts of the state
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
taxation and policies that will crush business, i see that as a route that obama is taking. right now the free market is struggling. host: in the "financial times" this morning, u.s. lanes to stay on growth course -- u.s. lanes to stay on growth course. like a yacht in the wind, no sooner does the u.s. economy catch a breeze from one direction than a gust comes in from another and it struggle toss move forward. growth was in the third quarter of 2012 as gross domestic product rose at an annualized rate of 2%. housing gave the economy a boost. businesses, investment set it back. the growth data point to an economy with little momentum leaves considerable doubt about its resilience to the so-called fiscal cliff of tax rises and spending cuts due at the end of the year. host: back to the phones. mark in bethesda, maryland, on our line for independents. mark is optimistic. go ahead, mark. caller: hey, how you doing? yeah, i definitely do feel optimistic about the economy. i feel like things are kind of getting back to normal. the housing market is starting to recover. there are definitely sig
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
here in colorado right now. host: when it comes to democratic voters, president obama one last time with the youth in the states. here is something from the l.a. times -- a guest: i would say their enthusiasm across the state is actually quite high. it was not just the young voters i took them over the edge in 2008. it was all of colorado coming together to share a vision. we have seen a bold leadership style from the president that people expected some historic achievement in health care reform, in pulling our troops out of iraq, and the end of don't ask, don't tell, wall street reform, the list goes on and on. i think what people were excited about in 2008, they continue to be excited about in 2012. we have enthusiastic supporters that are working very hard to reelect the president. there is no doubt that this will be a close election. the election i will be a long one, no doubt. -- the election night will be a long one, no doubt. but i trust that the people of ottawa help to put the president back into office for another four years. host: how are you all preparing for a possible
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
ohio, maybe they are right, but we don't see it that way. if we have that leaning obama. we shall see on monday whether any of them slip. we are monitoring them on an hourly basis. we are looking to the jobs report on friday. it may be the last piece of new information that could affect the election. host: any fallout or benefit from hurricane sandy for the candidates? guest: i think it's becoming clear that this has been a plus for president obama. how big, we will see. if you are the incumbents and you're in a tough race, what do you want to do? you want to look presidential. that's a great advantage of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum, at least according to the romney camp, had been building up for romney. you lose that. politics
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
quickly to washington for help. it quotes president obama and governor romney yesterday but what do you think about how it works right now? caller: well, i forgot to tell you, that is what my mother said. she said we should have had -- the federal government should have had shelter and aid for the people that were fleeing. i agree with her there. the government should be involved. but on the outskirts to begin with. because they don't know what is happening on the inside lines. host: were you watching the mayors and governors yesterday as they held press conferences? >> you know what? my mom is fixated on it and i saw it for a couple of days. but when the storms started coming in and today i looked for a couple of secrets and saw one inch of rain and thought i'm not going to get caught up in it. but i do have feelings for the folks. i hope all of their property and family and friends are safe. host: a little more from the piece in the "washington post." congress has broadened fema's authority so it can respond in advance of major storms instead of waiting for governors to request ai
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
right now we have it dead even. the math works a lot better for barack obama than it does for mitt romney and he is more likely to wind up on top because he has small but consistent leads in those places. mitt romney, basically, he absolutely needs to win florida, absolutely needs to win virginia, then ohio and wisconsin and a couple of over states -- a couple of other states. he basically needs to get the inside straight. guest: that is where the intervals really make a difference. in every case, every poll, state after state, national polls, sympathy is still on the republican side. the interesting thing about the current polls is that it shows the republicans have caught up in terms of turnout. our poll has 26% of democrats turning out, 26% of republicans turning out, followed closely by that but intensely, the republican side, which is where i put the edge in the other direction. host: it is almost as if president has a hub in ohio. ohio, florida, new hampshire. this morning from "the sunday morning -- sunday tribune review," from pittsburgh, pa., we know at 5:30 this afternoon
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 8:30am EDT
votes. right now its unemployment rate for september, 5.7%. president obama won the state by a large margin in 2008 with 9%. neil levesque is the executive director of the new hampshire institute of politics, joining us this morning from manchester. let's begin with top issues for new hampshire voters. guest: good morning from new hampshire. before i start, i want to thank c-span and congratulate c-span radio on 15 great years being on the air. it has been a very valuable resource for some of us in civics. a great resource. in new hampshire, we are a swing states. four electoral votes. it sounds like a small number, with 538, but if al gore had won those of for your votes, he would become president. so they are very important. this state is a tossup. the issues are little different in new hampshire than across the country. unlike a state like nevada and has a higher unemployment rate, and mentors at 5.7%, which is a little higher than it has been all summer, this means jobs and the economy is an issue that is certainly front and center ended is the number-one issue, but it may not br
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
being lost which is a fundamental issue that we are trying to resolve right now. so i believe that the sincerity to be able to partner together would be more so by president obama even with his jobs bill out there in congress that we do not hear about too much. i think that could have put this nation further ahead even looking at corporations holding funds where employees could be working right now. i do not know if it is for the ownership of these corporations to determine -- host: thank you for your comment this morning. gov. christie also spoke yesterday from new jersey. >> the challenge now is to get back to normalcy. we need to be sure to get power restored as quickly as possible. hospitals are taken care of and we get kids back to school. i discussed this issue today with the president and am pleased to report that he has sprung into action immediately to help us get those things while we were in the car riding together. i want to thank him for that. this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. it has been a great working relationship to make sure we are doing the jobs t
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
. host: another call on the line. sheila is waiting. caller: hello? well, i'll tell you what. right now, i am so upset with the way the economy is going. obama is not hal ob how for coal. i do not like obamacare either because i am disabled and my husband is, too. he is 100% disabled as a veteran. i even asked my doctor about obamacare and he said it was going to be very bad for the patients and even for the doctor's. i am from a big military family. this thing on benghazi, it jsut really hit hard here. i am very upset because if that had been my son because he was in the military also i would be very upset. i am surprised that some of these families have not even come out more and spoken out about this situation. host: a couple issues there. foreign policy, talk about how it is playing in ohio. guest: first sheet mentioned the issue of jobs and the economy -- she mentioned the issue of jobs and the economy. mitt romney has made a strong case about laying out why we don't have a better economy. why he would lead the country in a direction toward creating more jobs. i think that has been
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
should talk about the attempt by republicans to the night working americans are god-given right to vote. severally our workers have said that there republican bosses ing themn intimidated bythem by saying there will not have their jobs if they vote for president obama. have- jennie bowser jen something to say about this issue? host: are other initiatives that directly deal with the voting? guest: absolutely. this year there's a voter id measure on the ballot in minnesota. the legislature referred that issue to voters. it is something that was vetoed by the governor last year during the legislative session. and so the minnesota legislature has decided to sort of go around the governor and avoid a potential veto and put it straight to voters this year. and as to the attempt of a voter suppression, some states to provide time off from work to vote. and in all states, voting as private, you do not have to tell your boss who you voted for. host: on our line for republicans -- caller: my understanding is that no federal law can be contradicted by a state law. now, if the federal governme
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 8:30am EDT
people are smart. they pay attention when the time is right. that is why you see obama doing well in places like ohio. host: we are being joined by tim ryan from the youngstown area. we will go to john on the republican line. caller: good morning. i am calling to ask you if you are familiar with the ballots that are, they are having trouble with them switching over when they are voting for mitt romney, and at the end come a check mark is that over on the democratic side? are you familiar with them? there has been a couple of programs of it. and one of them is right here in columbus, ohio. where they have had a few. i will not say a gaggle of them, but quite a few. and then i heard you earlier on the dollar fight workers, that you and senator brown -- on the delphi workers. you were interviewing the delphi workers. they say they have no pension are not getting any pension. this spin sounds like it is coming from you there a little bit. host: tim ryan? guest: it is a tough situation with the delphi salary folks. we have been working on it along time. my former coach's and family member
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:30am EDT
women care a lot about. barack obama is directly addressing them, directly saying, if you want your rights as a woman to plan your own life, your rights as a woman, to table to assert yourself, you better vote for me, because mitt romney will rein in those rights. that issue resonates very strongly around iowa. women voters can make a difference in this election. if you look at polling, the voters isong male pretty even. among women voters, barack obama has a pretty strong lead. this election in iowa and in many other states, i think, is going to be a turn out the game. can getan get thei -- who their voters to the polls on election day. barack obama, to say, i have a lead with women voters, so let's make sure we get them out on election day and let's give them a reason to show up. this is what he thinks is the reason women will show up and vote for employer. host: a story in the quad city times -- iowa is the focus of our conversation right now with my glover, a senior writer for the associated press. let's hear from david on our independent line in texas. caller: hello. i believe
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
right, the electoral college is crap. if mitt romney gets an, are we going to war right now? we need to take care of our people and our country here. all we are doing is finding reasons to get involved into other countries when obama and everyone else wants to focus on what is going on in in america today. mitt romney says we will crack down on china. how about the china alone. let's be -- let's do what we need to do in this country. everything is really screwed up. it will be sometime -- we know people are playing with the system. host: thank you for the call. from "the patriot news," in pennsylvania. it is expected to hit landfall possibly new jersey, delaware monday night and tuesday morning. next is a bill from illinois, on the republican line. caller: good morning. i would like to make a real quick, before i answer your question. this is for your program editor. i would like to see you guys having both the republican and democrat on at the same time instead of having us spoonfed from one party or the other. host: we are doing that today with representatives from the republican a
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
romney was right in the sense. there are 47 percent of americans that will not vote for mitt romney and 47% that will not vote for president obama under any circumstances. problem with romney's comments is he did not stop there, he defined that 47% in a way that it was a serious gaffe and it caused a big drop if poll numbers around the country for republicans up and down the ballot. that was a problem. i think that was the moment, the 47% video, when the republican numbers started going down. one guy in particular who never recovered was senator scott brown in massachusetts. we are getting the feeling that mid september when the video came out was the last moment in which he was tied with democrat elizabeth warren. now most republicans in massachusetts and d.c. think that brown is probably not coming back next year. host: i want to go back to the "washington times" the game changes they said to watch out for in the coming six days. former oakland -- former president bill clinton was there yesterday. guest: remember back in the 1984 race, they still stuck with mondale in minnesota. a com
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
conservative talk shows and the president fails. i tell you right now what the story is going to be. and that's basically all i have to say. host: let's look at how the obama campaign is retuning its depame plan in the wake of the storm. president is not attending an event in florida because of the hurricane. he is leaving florida to head back to washington. this is a report from the white house pool that covers the president. the president met yesterday with the head of fema and that's information we shared with you earlier. it says he also met with other emergency officials for an update on the storms path and the danger it poses. you can see him there with the fema agency deputy strait tor and the head of people massachusetts looking at what they talked about president obama said he's put out phone calls to governors and spoken with them. and there is more information about that. we'll hear more about that later in the program. charles joins us now from north carolina on our republican line. caller: i just want to call about the hurricane. i feel like it's going to devastate new
FOX News
Oct 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
not be blamed? or those who say we're seeing president obama's foreign policy unraveling right on our tv screens? >> it was supposed to be one of triumphs of president obama's foreign policy. a libya without moammar khadafy. he had been one of the worst sponsors of terrorism. families of 189 americans murdered on pan am flight 183 knew that well. after the 2003 invasion of iraq he ended his secret nuclear program. >> i for one didn't buy it. i was deeply suspicious that moammar khadafy may be playing us. >> frank gaf ne89 is president of security policy. >> m away away's transformation from rogue even bizarre terrorist sponsor into one of america's most reliable allies is i think going to be seeing by historians as one of more bizarre twists of diplomatic history. >> bret: whatever the case, khadafy was a repressive leader caught by the surprise in the arab spring. world leaders are calling for him to go. >> moammar khadafy, last has lost legitimacy to lead. >> president obama orders the pentagon to provide air support. one anonymous obama staffer describes the strategy as leading fro
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
your candidate. i'll do what's right, that's why i stood up to president obama with the balanced budget amendment and the keystone pipeline and capital and trade. no matter what, i'll protect farmers from overregulation, i'll approve this message because i'll only answer to you. >> paul: that's remarkable stuff, kim. and in indiana joe donnelly, a congressman riching against mourdock, he voted for obamacare and now he's running so far to the right he's going to bump the rear end of michele bachmann's pickup truck. >> you almost feel sorry for rick berg how do you go to the right of heidi? but you see this everywhere, you see all of these candidates, joe donnelly you just mentioned is out there saying i'm going to extend all of the bush tax cuts. heidi hydecamp talking to opposition of obama on keytone pipeline, on cap and trade and one of the problems for the republican as candidates, not only some of whom are a little inexperienced, and tied a little to the tea party and grass roots in some ways been a drag on them in some places, but the fact that it's hard again, to make a big
FOX News
Oct 27, 2012 11:00pm EDT
their biggest victory in years. will they make collective bargaining a constitutional right? >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." wifeless than two weeks to go, president obama and mitt romney hit the campaign trail in florida, ohio, wisconsin, colorado, and virginia. polls continue to show the race in a dead heat nationally, and too close to call, in no fewer than ten swing states but the obama campaign and its media allies are questioning whether mitt romney's recent momentum is real. joining the panel his week, dan henning gary, james freeman, dorothy rabinowitz and kim strassel. kim, tell us how real the romney surge is. >> look, paul, i know two weeks is one side increasing its advantage in both the national polls and the swing state polls. that's romney. we have seen money flowing into that side. that's romney. we have seen him improve his performance in independents and womens. you can call it what you want and the media contends it isn't momentum but i bet the president's campaign is wishing they that that momentum. >> to that point, yes, the obama campaign wishes it ha
CNBC
Oct 28, 2012 7:30pm EDT
republican governor and figured out thousand get it done. if president obama is elected. he's got to worry about his legacy and maybe do some things and say let's not just look at each other with nasty faces. >> who's right? >> that switch, if you go back sir months ago was just the opposite. businesses were doing okay. consume er struggling. 2% real gdp, we just got that at the end of the week on top of 2.4 in 2010. 2.0 last year. first three quarters of this year, averaging 1.7. 2% growth. >> what about the housing market, bob? it feels like it's doing better than the overall economy. feels like it's on the rebound. how important is that and do you believe we are seeing an improvement in housing? >> i think the last part, we are seeing a slow bump in housing. it is part of the reason why the consumer is feeling better. i think housing is key. remember, housing, mortgaging, credit, almost did us in a few years ago and so, that feeling slowly is a good thing. >> let's talk fed for a moment. this week, the federal reserve left interest rates unchanged. said it would continue to buy mortgage
FOX News
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
entering the final weekend of the campaign, and you are right at the obama rallies they are shouting more years and we are shouting three more days. and we are so very grateful to you and the people across the country, for all that you have given of yourselves to this campaign. this is not just about paul ryan and me, it is it about america. [ applause ] it is it about the future that we are going to leave our children. we thank you we ask you to stay at it until we win on tuesday night. [ applause ] now the closing hours of a campaign have a dynamic all their own and many voters have made up their mind who they will vote for. yeah, i figured you know what you will do, but there is it a lot of others are putting aside the demands of daily living and considering who they will vote for andow that will affect their lives and children and counselry. we ask them to look beyond the speeches and the attacks and the adlook to the record, accomplishments and failures and the judgment, because words are cheap and a record is it real and it is it earned with effort. [ applause ] you so, change
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